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blocking the confirmations of the secretary of defense as well as the cia director all important decisions that need to be fulfilled. he believes president obama cause disengaged during the attack in benghazi that he could have done more to help save the lives of chris stevens. he could wihave place add phone call request with the president of libya and demand they be allowed to rescue americans under the attack at the consulate on the night of september 11th. >> i don't believe we should let brennan or hagel be confirmed until the white house gives us an accounting. if the president ever calls anybody on the phone to help these folks? what did the president do? the families need to know the american people need to know. >> it is not unwarranted to stop for attempt to try and stop the secretary of defense or the cia director. we need chuck hagel who is qualified to be the secretary of defense. >> president obama nominated chuck hagel to goibecome the ne secretary of defense and brennan to become the next cia director. he will not filibuster but vows to vied track until he gets more informa
opposition. >> with respect to chuck hagel and brennan, defense and cia just in the last week, their performance in front of the committees that have to confirm them has been pretty poor. >> i don't think we should allow brennan to go forward for the cia directorship, hagel to be confirmed to secretary of defense until the white house gives us an accounting. >> and so as the president prepares to address the nation focusing on flash points overseas and major challenges at home from gun violence to unemployment and immigration, attention also falls upon whether the republican party will spend the next four years doing exactly what it has done for the last four, opposing and obstructing everything that this president has sought to achieve. for more now let's go right to nbc's kristin welker who is live for us at the white house. good afternoon. what's the white house reaction been to word that republican senators may try to hold up the nomination of chuck hagel? >> reporter: well, martin, the white house says it's a numbers game, and they believe that they have the votes to get
president obama's picks for cia director and defense secretary regarding the attack in benghazi, libya. >>> plus, we are two days away from president obama's state of the union address. our fox 5 political analyst joins us for a preview of what to expect. the news at 10:00 will be right back. [ woman ] ring. ring. progogres. i just finished a bowl of your light chicken pot pie soup and it was so rich and creamy... is it really 100 calories? let me put you on webcan... lean roasted chicken... and a creamy broth mmm i can still see you. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. of green giant vegetables it's easy to eat like a giant... ♪ and feel like a green giant. ♪ ho ho ho ♪ green giant [ male announcer ] the distances aren't getting shorter. ♪ the trucks are going farther. the 2013 ram 1500 with best-in-class fuel economy. engineered to move heaven and earth. guts. glory. ram. the new ram 1500. motor trend's 2013 truck of the year. >>> republican senator lindsay graham vowing no confirmation without information. he says president obama's picks should not go fo
picks. chuck hagel for defense secretary and john brennan for the head of the cia. senator graham now demanding more answers about what happened in benghazi. and the ranking republican on the senate armed services committee, oklahoma senator jim inhofe says one option is to filibuster, delay those nominations. >> i would threaten to cause a 60 vote margin, yes, i will, do it that way. >> harris: the white house now firing back saying outgoing defense secretary leon panetta has already testified at length about benghazi just last week and lawmakers should not play politics with critical nominations. steve centanni live with the news from washington, steve? >> reporter: yeah, there could be an attempt to hold up two important nominations. until the white house answers more questions about benghazi. now, senator lindsey graham want today know if the president worked out personally to libyan leaders during that in benghazi. he seaid that hagel and brennan could be side track until they get the answers they want. stopping short of a filibuster, graham has concerns whether the president did
is stepping down as the cia director and pentagon chief. he has nominated chuck hagel as replacement. harry reid is pressing for a full vote. he is ask for people serving as early as the first. they will move to movie he theaters, and the ability to fly on defense department aircraft. >>> this morning, government experts will discuss the high speed rail program. it is a three day summit filled with visionaries who will be reviewing the plan that lasts from 2015 to 2030 and from san diego to san francisco. >>> time now 4:46 let's take another look at traffic with sal. are you looking at it? >> yes, there are no major problems through there and traffic looks good, it looks like a little bit of roadwork. coming from oakland to san francisco, it looks good 4:47 let's go to steve. there is still an on shore breeze which is not that strong but yesterday we had definitely 50s and 50s yesterday at half- moon bay fairfield 31 and yesterday at this time they had a north went and they were 31 yet there is still a component and an on shore breeze and you get the point there is a little more fog. we hav
for defense secretary -- cia director -- and treasury secretary -- tim geithner already left the job. the choice that's gotten the most attention is the president's pick for defense, former senator chuck hagel. >> "is it true you're angry about the hagel.mr. president?" >> "thank you everybody. it's good to see you again. i haven't seen you in awhile." >> reporter: hagel already lost one vote in the senate and his next chance for a do-over is one week away. the longer he hangs out there the more time critics have to find problems. senator mccain told fox news. >> "there's a lot of ill will toward senator hagel because when he was a republican he attacked president bush mercilessly." also in limbo? the president's pick for cia director john brennan. he's ontrusted white house advisors. first one republican said he'd hold up brennan's confirmation until he got answers about drone use in the u.s. the president said this. >> "there has never been a drone used on an american citizen on american soil." >> reporter: then critics warned they might hold him up over something else -- the talki
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for the cia directorship, hagel to be confirmed to secretary of defense until the white house gives us an accounting. >> bill: i want more -- so he says he wants to know what now, by the way, remember lindsey graham started out by saying, i am not going to -- we are not going to move forward with hagle unless we get the secretary, of state, herself to testify on benghazi. she did. so then, he said, no, we are not going to move forward unless we get leon panetta to come forward. so did john brennan and they have had three freakin hearings on the senate. what more do they want? now lindsey graham says, i want to know minute by minute everything that president obama did the night of the benghazi attack, you know, which is absurd. congress cannot make a demand like that. by the way, maybe they should give us minute by minute what george bush did after the september attacks after he was running around the attacks. >> we know what he was doing for about seven minutes after the attack, reading "my pet goat." lindsey graham says, here, more. >> i am going to ask
by our government. but first. >> i don't think that we should allow brennan to go forward for the cia directorship, hagel to be confirmed to secretary of defense until the white house gives us an accounting. >> sean: will benghazi block some of obama's cabinet nominees? we'll tuck about thatten the menendez scandal and more. and a special note, after the president's state of the union. that's here and don't miss power analysis. ♪ [ male announcer ] pain not sitting too well? burning to feel better? itching for relief? preparation h offers the most maximum strength solutions for all hemorrhoid symptoms. from the brand doctors recommend most. preparation h. don't stand for hemorrhoids. we all work remotely so this is a big deal, our first full team gathering! i wanted to call on a few people. ashley, ashley marshall... here. since we're often all on the move, ashley suggested we use fedex office to hold packages for us. great job. [ applause ] thank you. and on a protocol note, i'd like to talk to tim hill about his tendency to use all caps in emails. [ shouting ] oh i'm sorry guys. a
should allow brennan to go forward for the cia directorship, hagel to be confirmed to secretary of defense until the white house gives us an accounting. >> sean: will benghazi block some of obama's cabinet nominees? we'll tuck about thatten the menendez scandal and more. and a special note, after the and a special note, after the president's state of the [ male announcer ] need help keeping your digestive balance in sync? try align. it's the number one ge recommended probiotic c" that helps maintain digestive balance. ♪ stay in the groove with align. ♪ need help keeping yo digestive balance in sync? try align. it's a probiotic that fortifies your digestive system with healthy bacteria 24/7. because your insides set the tone. stay in the groove with align. yeah. then how'd i get this... [ voice of dennis ] ...safe driving bonus check? every six months without an accident, allstate sends a check. ok. [ voice of dennis ] silence. are you in good hands? >> now ever since the benghazi terror attack in september that killed the u.s. ambassador and three other americans, lawma
. on their face i don't expect the senate to reject mr. brennan for cia chief, and despite mr. hagel's troubles in the confirmation hearing, i don't expect he will be blocked as a matter of substance or his performance in the hearings. but it is true that if a couple of senators decide to hold things up because they want more answers, it gives the administration a choice. it can either go to bat against the republicans and say they're being unreasonable, they're being political, they need to back down, or they could make a decision we just want to get this thing through, let's try to give them enough information to satisfy them and get it over with. jon: a mouthpiece for the administration in this situation said these are critical national security positions, and individual members -- meaning senators -- shouldn't play politics with their nominations. but isn't that what happens at every nomination, the senators trot out their list of wants, you know, information wise from the administration and use some leverage? >> yes, i mean -- well, jon, that's what advise and consent ultimately means. it
the nomination of the cia director to find out if one of those so-called hero drones can take out an american on u.s. soil. >> what i want to hear from john brennan before i agree to let his nomination go forward is that, no, the cia or the department of defense cannot kill someone in america without you know any kind of judicial proceeding. >> drones did take out anwar al awlaki, the terrorist who inspired the underwear bomber in detroit. still a distinguished medal of honor for war? is drone warfare worthy of a medal for heroism? facebook.com/carolcnn or tweet me @carolcnn. [ woman ] my boyfriend and i were going on vacation, so i used my citi thankyou card to pick up some accessories. a new belt. some nylons. and what girl wouldn't need new shoes? and with all the points i've been earning, i was able to get us a flight to our favorite climbing spot even on a holiday weekend. ♪ things are definitely looking up. [ male announcer ] with no blackout dates, you can use your citi thankyou points to travel whenever you want. visit citi.com/thankyoucards to apply. diarrhea, gas, bloating? yes! o
assigned to him for the procedures and leon panetta was both a defense second and cia director. >>> he is set to board air force one in maryland and the president is heading out to georgia today and this is the second day of the president's post state of union tour. that i had georgia, he will talk about his plan -- today in georgia, he will talk about his plan with the head start program. >>> there is an app and it is called the cookie finder but it was launched by girl scouts and it allows them to find out when scouts are selling those cookies, near you. >> dangerous. >>> coming up at 7:00, what is going on, sal? >>> the toll place
's nominees for the cabinet. >> reporter: up in the air, the future of the president's nominees for cia director and treasury secretary. time geithner already left the job. the choice that's gotten the most attention is the pick for defense, senator chuck hagel. hagel already lost one vote in the senate, and it's next chance for a do over is one week away. the longer he hangs out there, the more time critics have to find problems. senator mccain told fox news. >> there's a lot of ill will towards senator hagel, because when he was republican, he attacked president bush mercilessly. >> reporter: also in limbo, the president's pick for cia, john brennan. first, one republican said he would hold up his confirmation until he got answers about drone use in the u.s. the said this. >> there's never been a drone used on an american citizen on american soil. >> reporter: and they might hold it up over the talking points. >> when brennan comes before the congress, we're going to find out who changed those talking points, or die trying. >> reporter: then there's treasury nominee jack lou. his c
hagel for defense secretary and also john brennan for head of the cia in order to get the white house to give answers. >> you're about to make some news here, i think. you are saying that you are going to block the nominations. you're going to block them from coming to a vote until you get an answer to this. >> yes. >> reporter: on cbs's "face the nation" sunday, senator lindsey graham acknowledged he would use a rule that allows a senator to put a hold on presidential nominees. he hopes by delaying the confirmation of chuck hagel and john brennan he can force the white house to answer questions about how much president obama knew about the september 11th attack in benghazi. >> i want to know what our president did. what did he do as commander in chief. did he ever pick up the phone and call anybody? i think this is stuff that the country needs to know. >> reporter: four americans including ambassador chris stevens were killed in an assault on the u.s. consulate. republicans have accused the administration of misleading the public about the attack. >> this whi
brennan to go forward for the cia directorship, hagel to be confirmed as secretary of defense until the white house gives us an accounting. did the president ever pick up the phone and call anyone in the lebanese government to help these foes? what did the president do? i'm going to ask my colleagues just like they did with john bolton. joe biden said no confirmation without information. no confirmation without information. >> you are saying that you are going to block the nominations, you're going to block them from coming to a vote until you get an answer to this. now john mccain has already said he doesn't think the republicans ought to filibuster this. what will you do? you're just going to put a stop to this? >> this is a national security issue and i'm not going to stop until we get to the bottom of it. >> senator john mccain is also coming down hard against chuck hagel for pick of secretary of defense. hagel's opposition to the u.s. troop surge in iraq raises some serious questions about his judgment on foreign policy. >> you saw the hearing. you know his record. are you goin
in the vote to confirm john brennan as head of cia. the top democratic lawmaker is demanding more details about deadly drone strikes against terror targets. last week, brennan defended the strikes in his confirmation testimony. but also said he welcomed more discussion on the controversial program. >>> meanwhile, the military has approved a new medal for members involved in drone strikes and cyber warfare. the new distinguished warfare medal outranks the bronze star, which is the fourth-highest medal for valor. and is usually awarded for heroic action on the battlefield. it recognizes the current realities of war. >>> another drug tunnel between the u.s. and mexico has been shut down. this one discovered in southern arizona. police say the crude, hand-dug tunnel is about 68 feet long and 2 feet wide. more than 1,200 pounds of pot was found inside. >>> with that, a look at weather across the country on this valentine's day morning. south florida could see some thunderstorms. the rest of the east coast should be pretty pleasant. atlanta and new orleans dry out after four days of rain. ski r
's done exactly the same thing. >> reporter: during john brennan's cia confirmation hearings the nominee refused to divulge to congress details of the covert programs. but here are some of the facts. drone attacks in pakistan over the last decade compiled by the new america foundation, the total number of strikes fewer than 20 under president bush. president obama has taken office, they've numbered in the hundreds with little oversight outside of the executive branch. >> if president bush were behind the targeted killing policies, there would be outcries of outrage and yet here we have a politically tricky situation because it's a member of their own party. be abdicating policies that are more in the dark and more aggressive. >> it is also noted public opinion has changed and we don't see such methods of interrogation and wiretapping as issues anymore. no matter how you dissect the question, the fact remains president obama has maintained near complete secrecy over a lethal program while continuing many of the policies of his predecessors. the poll is spot on. i'm sam brock and that's to
involving then cia director david petraeus. in thousands of e-mails, several hundred were between general allen and a socialite down there in tampa. according to officials who have seen these e-mails, the vast majority were innocent about military events around tampa. a couple that some people in the obama administration and here in the pentagon thought were a little bit suspect. they had the inspector general here at the pentagon launching an investigation. after this exhausted investigation which was finally concluded and it was determined that general allen was involved in no misconduct, no inappropriate language or communications with this socialite, he was cleared of that. in the meantime, his nomination to be the supreme allied commander of europe had been put on hold. the white house has not yet although they support allen has not yet sent that nomination back to the hill and we are told that general allen may not and is strongly considering withdrawing from the nomination because he doesn't want to resurrect that controversy and put he and his family through it. one other thing. t
nomination go forward, that no cia or the department of defense cannot kill someone in america without you know, any kind of judicial proceeding. senator widen asked this, can you kill an american on american soil with a drone without a judicial hearing and brennan didn't answer the question. so, we've asked it in writing. my understanding is senator wyden has answered in writing. so if you're not going to answer no, i think that means you're telling us yes, you believe that the president has the power to kill an american in america. that is appalling. i think even overseas that if there is someone who's not in the middle of firing a gun or grenade launcher, that they really should be tried for treason if they're an american citizen, then you can proceed on with drone attacks, but really an american citizen should be tried in court here or abroad unless they're imminently in the act of firing a weapon. >> and when it comes to hagel's nomination, obviously john mccain indicating he may filibuster it. tom rex is a contributing editor for foreign policy magazine. a lot of sources in the penta
and then went on to blackwater and the cia. i started speaking with him over the phone and didn't know who he was. we got comfortable with each other and he then made sure that i got in phone contact with the shooter. again, started anonymously. built up trust over a period of time and then i met him face-to-face and thus started a long relationship over a year and a quarter of hundreds of hours of discussion, interview, conversation about his life, not just the mission. >> and when you spend hundreds of hours with someone over the course of more than a year and you have dinners and drink scotch and he played with your kids, is there any danger that you become too close to the subject and you become his advocate? >> i think, howie, that the overarching answer to that is, yes, there is a danger and, no, it didn't happen. in this case, really, the point of the story was to illuminate the fact that these guys, unlike all the jason bourne movies and "zero dark thirty" and magicals and make things happen. can take a hair pin and make an atomic bomb. these guys are human beings. so, my goal was to
. >> president of his nominee for cia director john brennan accused iran of pursuing nuclear weapons in made the comment during his confirmation hearing. tehran and in taez o brennanhn enbridge >> john read your response? >> this has been the position for quite some time. even though the intelligence of all of the p-5 indicates there is not been a decision to weaponized, the belief is the iranians are moving toward a nuclear weapons capability, but in everything in order to be able to make that decision if they so choose. as a result, there is the impression the window is closing in order to be able to address this peacefully. in order to really exhaust all of the options to resolve this peacefully, there has to negotiations that are far more intense, far more serious from both sides. both sides have so far gone to the table and essentially offer the other side ultimatums' rather than engaging in proper negotiations. both sides have been working on taking or more accepting of taking a risk for the status quo or even escalation in accepting risks for peace making. >> a want ask about chuck ha
senate confirmations of the president's picks to lead the pentagon and cia unless the white house releases more information about the attack. the obama administration has not commented on graham's threat. >>> jury selection begins in the trial of a man federal agents call one. most dangerous men ever in prince george's county. prosecutors say jason scott killed two mothers and daughters in 2009. scott is already serving time for a crime spree that police say included burglaries, home invasions and a sexual assault. they say he used the computer at the ups facility where he worked to target his victims. >>> new developments in the murder case of a 15-year-old chicago teen gunned down after performing at an inauguration event in d.c. two people are in custody in chicago for questioning of the murder of hadiya pendleton. she was shot a mile away from the familiar -- the two suspects were pulled over early sunday. no formal charges have been filed. >>> police in los angeles are offering $1 million for information on ex-officer christopher dorner who is suspected of murdering three peo
triggered the investigation that led to the resignation of cia director david petraeus. pentagon investigation cleared allen of any wrongdoing in that case. >>> today's ash wednesday mass at the vatican was likely to have been possibly benedict's final mass. it was moved to the basilica today because of a larger that is usual crowd. he is step down at the end of the monday. the vatican says his successor will likely be picked between march 15th and 20th. he says he can almost filly field the kind any and affection he's received. >>> whether you like baseball or not, it really doesn't matter. you've got to love what happened today. pitchers and catchers for the nationals reported to florida today. spring training is under way. dan hellie is down there. he got this afternoon to the camp. where are you. >> reporter: it's viera, right next to melbourne, a little south and east of orlando, just about 45 minutes away from the airport in orlando. it was a quiet day here for the nationals. 82 degrees, sunny, beautiful. the pitchers and catchers spent much of the day undergoing their phys
as cia director as it waits for more information on the drone program he has orchestrated. on wednesday, a committee chaired i am feinstein reiterated a demand to see all nine classified justice or memos on the supposed legal basis for targeted killings of u.s. citizens. two memos were released in the committee last week. lawmakers have also floated the idea of creating a special court to review strikes on u.s. citizens. south african nobel peace prize winner archbishop desmond tutu weighed in on the plan in a letter to the new york times writing -- meanwhile in new york, nine people were arrested wednesday after blocking the gate of a base where drones are operated remotely. the protesters held signs condemning the killings of children and other civilians as they stood in front of the entrance to hancock field air national guard base near syracuse in upstate new york. the european union and u.s. have confirmed plans to begin negotiating what could be the biggest ever free-trade deal of its kind. president obama noted the potential agreement in his state of the union speech on tuesday.
of former cia director david petraeus. >>> the future of the papacy is becoming clearer. we now know when the selection process is likely to start and how pope benedict xiv will spend his final days on the job. >>> if the drink diet soda, listen up. we'll tell you about a new link between sugar-free diet soda and diabetes. >> what do you do when you've won the super bowl of dog shows. if you have high blood pressure and get a cold get coricidin hbp. the number one pharmacist recommended cold brand designed for people with high blood pressure. and the only one i use to relieve my cold symptoms without raising my blood pressure. coricidin hbp. >>> deadly fire in maryland. why firefighters had trouble finding water to fight these flames. "news4 at 4" back in just seconds. >>> investigators are working to figure out what caused this fire. it's a dash-cam video of what they found. eight people were home at the time. seven got out, but 66-year-old geraldine key could not. firefighters say their job was especially hard, because there were no hydrants nearby. one fire fight was also seriously hur
the president's pick to head the cia. senator rand paul says before he does anything he wants answers on the drone program. senator paul is here live to answer those questions. don't miss that still to come. [ woman ] my boyfriend and i were going on vacation, so i used my citi thankyou card to pick up some accessories. a new belt. some nylons. and what girl wouldn't need new shoes? and with all the points i've been earning, i was able to get us flight to our favorite climbing spot even on a holiday weekend. ♪ things are definitely looking up. [ male announcer ] with no blackout dates, you can use your citi thankyou points to travel whenever you want. visit citi.com/thankyoucards to apply. to travel whenever you want. i have obligations. cute tobligations, but obligations.g. i need to rethink the core of my portfolio. what i really need is sleep. introducing the ishares core, building blocks for the heart of your portfolio. find out why 9 out of 10 large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus which includes inv
.c. at the c.i.a. >> roger, it's used for what? surveillance? it's also capable of attack. >> its primary original purpose was surveillance. it was armed in 2001. the aircraft we're seeing here is the very first one to be armed. it is the first one to fire a hell fire in combat. the first combat kill with a predator was this aircraft behind you. >> it was used in what year? >> 2001 in afghanistan. >> the next one we want to talk about is the shadow up here. >> the shadow is another current u.a.v. in service, unmanned aerial vehicle. the shadow is designed for field forces. this is tactical reconnaissance and a very small aircraft designed to be used at a divisional company, even platoon level. >> i imagine because this one is smaller, it's easier to be camouflaged too? >> it's very hard to see. doesn't have to get very high before it is impossible to see from the ground. >> j.u.-cast looks like something from star wars. >> it is the only one of its aircraft that is truly unmanned. it can take off and fly as a robot. this one is designed as a bomber, designed to fly a mission on its own wi
? cheney says it's vital to national security that good folks hold positions like secretary of state, cia director, and secretary of defense. we can all be on board with that. first off, none of the president's nominees are second rate. we don't need to point out why everyone on the wall is qualified to serve as the president's national security team. meanwhile, let's look at a few bush/cheney dandies from their cabinets there is secretary of defense donald rumsfeld. we can't forget him, can we? he botched the wars in afghanistan and iraq. he ignored critical advice from colleagues and failed to commit the correct number of troops to get the job done for those wars. bush appointed condoleezza rice his national security adviser. well, condi lied about weapons of mass destruction in iraq and played a key role in starting the war. as a reward, bush later promoted her to secretary of state. then there is fema director, how could we ever forget brownie? of course bush told brownie he was doing a heck of a job responding to hurricane katrina. but now brownie is famous for one of the biggest gov
brennan, the choice for c.i.a. director. graham demanded more information on the u.s. consulate attack in benghazi, libya. today, white house, spokesman jay carney rejected any delay. >> what is unfortunate here is the continuing attempt to politicize an issue -- in this case through nominees that themselves had nothing to do with bengs ay and to do so so in a way that does harm to our national security interest. senator hagel, mr. brennan, they need to be confirmed. they're highly qualified candidates for their posts. >> sreenivasan: any effort to hold up the hagel and brennan nominations would wait until they reach the floor of the senate. former u.s. army staff sergeant clinton romesha received the nation's highest military decoration this afternoon, the medal of honor. on october 3, 2009, in northeastern afghanistan, he and 50 other americans were attacked by 300 taliban fighters at combat outpost keating. he led a desperate day-long battle despite being wounded, and killed at least ten insurgents himself. at the white house today, president obama said romesha risked his life to re
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